Astronautics and testing: mix, but do not shake

Astronautics and testing: mix, but do not shakeEclectic sometimes interesting. Other people's mistakes are experiences that can be both fun and rewarding. And, finally, recently there have been several cosmic accidents with completely IT reasons. Therefore, I decided to speak at a conference of testers SQADays 24 with a story about what testers can learn from astronautics. And since other activities of the same trip for a separate publication are too small, a cutoff from the cat:
 
 
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3r3164. My report SQADays
 
3r3164. The best reports SQADays-24
 
3r3164. A video of the reconstruction of the Soyuz MS-10 accident with instructions ...
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How to test an application when interacting with an API using SoapUI

How to test an application when interacting with an API using SoapUIMany use SoapUI to test both the API itself and applications accessing the API. Quite a flexible tool, allowing, for example, to export swagger API file and generate Mock-service based on it.
 
 
Not so long ago, in our company, I was faced with a similar task, but with non-trivial conditions. Initial dаta: it is necessary to test the server application, which receives a task as input, calls the API during execution, each subsequent request depends on the API response. The logic is embedded in the application. That is a kind of black box, where you need to test a lot of exits from a script...
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Architecture as a burden

3r3142. During my career I have worked with different legacy projects, each of which suffered from various flaws.
3r33140.  
3r3142. Of course, often the main problem was the low quality of the software (lack of modular tests, refusal to use the principles of clean code ), but there were also difficulties, which originated from architectural decisions taken at the beginning of the project or even during the inception of the corporate system. In my opinion, this class of problems is the cause of the greatest pain for many projects.
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3r3142. In essence, improving code is a fairly simple ...
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The Windows problem is not in the frequency of updates, but in the

The Windows problem is not in the frequency of updates, but in thedevelopment process. 3r31616. 3r3-31. Glitch updates point to a deeper problem. 3r3404.  3r31616. 3r3404.  3r31616. Windows 10 at a presentation in Tokyo, July 201?3r33336. 3r3404.  3r31616. 3r3404.  3r31616. Obviously, the Windows update of October 1? 2018 was not the most successful. quickly appeared. file loss reports on computers, and Microsoft has suspended the distribution of updates. Since bug fixed , Now there is a testing of a new update before its re-release. 3r3404.  3r31616. 3r3404.  3r31616. This is not the first Windows update to encounter problems - in previous updates we have seen ...
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Integration of 3CX with 1C: Trade Management

Integration of 3CX with 1C: Trade ManagementBy the numerous requests of partners and customers, we have released server integration 3CX v15.5 with the popular 1C: Enterprise system.
 
 
Integration is an extension of the typical configuration "Trade Management, edition 11 (???.167) for Russia" ( .cfe file ), Which is installed in the configuration in the standard way (see below). On the side of the 3CX server, a CRM template is loaded to interact with the web service of the published 1C configuration.
 
 
1C Configuration Extension: Trade Management implements the REST API, which maps incoming call numbers to counterparty numbers in ...
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Today is Tester Day

Today is Tester Day  
 
Congratulations to all testers and QA-engineers on a professional holiday!
 
 
Enter , you are welcome.
And today you already found bugs?
Yes
Of course yes!
2 people voted. Abstained 1 user.   Congratulations to all testers and QA-engineers on a professional holiday!   Enter , you are welcome.And today you already found bugs?YesOf course yes!2 people voted. Abstained 1 user...
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7 tips, how not to exasperate a testing colleague in his holiday

Today the whole world celebrates the day of the tester. On this occasion, we decided to help you look at the work of these specialists from different points of view, so that cooperation would bring maximum benefit and minimum stress to all participants.
 
7 tips, how not to exasperate a testing colleague in his holiday  
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on the Ars Technica forum. old branch , in which one developer talks about a deep hatred of "pedantic" testers. He is terribly annoyed that some testing experts spend hours searching for the smallest bugs. And most unpleasant, they still find them.
 
What can go wrong : Not everyone is ready to admit ...
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Which of the Microsoft customers is it time to upgrade to Dynamics 365?

Which of the Microsoft customers is it time to upgrade to Dynamics 365? Dynamics 365 is a new integrated product from Microsoft that combines Microsoft ERP solutions (AX and Nav) and Dynamics CRM. And this is a product that caused quite a heated discussion and controversy even before its release, and most marketing materials spoke about technological advantages that are not so easy to translate into business language.
 
 
Let's try to make a small survey for those industrial enterprises that have thought about whether to change their current system (this could be Axapta 3.0 or Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.? 2009 or 2012 - our experience says that the whole product line is represented ...
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We upload the data into Excel. Civilized

There are tasks in the IT industry, which are against the backdrop of success in big data , machine learning , blockchain and other fashion trends look completely unattractive, but for dozens of years do not cease to be relevant to the whole army of developers. It will be about the old as the world task of forming and unloading Excel-documents, which everyone who ever wrote applications for business came across.
 
 
We upload the data into Excel. Civilized  
 
is especially known. Apache POI . Developers of Apache POI have done a titanic work on reverse engineering of binary formats of MS Office documents, and continue ...
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RFM analysis with one button or how we made it easier for customers to live

 
RFM analysis with one button or how we made it easier for customers to live
 
Since the company Mindbox first pronounced
Machine Learning
, the overall goal was
The Big Green Button
. This is such a button in the full screen, when you click on that all works itself and brings profit.
 
In the analytical project "RFM" the goal is less ambitious -
Small green button
. You click, and the database is automatically divided into segments, by which the sending of letters is started (for example).
 
 
 
To achieve the goal, we wrote an automatic RFM segmenter and developed a special report to visualize the results.
 
We tell how this happened and why now it's possible
Do without analysts
give ...
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